To celebrate Culture Days' fifth anniversary, a special project called Conduct Us was undertaken across Ontario in 2014. The project is now complete.
Who hasn’t waved their arms dramatically along to a symphony playing on the radio? Bring your classical music fantasy to life! In celebration of Culture Days’ 5th anniversary, over a dozen professional and amateur orchestras, big bands and choirs are remounting Conduct Us in communities across Ontario. The public are invited to step up to the podium and pick up the baton for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to lead a live ensemble. Conduct Us will be a thrilling experience for all ages.
National Kick Off: CONDUCT US with the TSO!
On Friday September 26th, Culture Days will host Conduct Us, a stellar national kick-off event featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Marci Ien, Co-Host of CTV's Canada AM, and featuring TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian, pre-eminent actor Colm Feore and other well-known Canadians, Conduct Us will invite the public to have a chance to conduct the TSO at Roy Thomson Hall! Find out more about the Kick-off here.
Culture Days is . . . collaborative drawing with your community at STUDIOHERE in Fergus! Photo: Bill Longshaw.
"Culture lies at the heart of urban renewal and innovation." - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO A UNESCO report published recently details the importance of including Culture within city planning and urban development as it is "culture gives cities social and economic power". The report made 12 recommendations, such as enhancing the quality of public spaces through culture. For more details and the full list of recommendations, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1637170/unesco-report-says-culture-makes-cities-safer-and-stronger? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvOCk8lsvlE
Interested in Collaborative Practices? Come on down to the Canada's National Ballet School today at 1:30 to hear Ontario Culture Days Executive Director Aubrey Reeves and a bevy of smart folks such as Jessa Agilo, Lila Yasmin Karim and Andrea Nann, talk about their approaches to collaboration.
Culture Days is . . . doing the Hula with AlohaFest Toronto and learning all about the traditional Hawaiian dance in Markham! Photo: Kevin Jones.